JFK orders first new Faroese trawler for ten years
JFK’s new Gadus is expected to be delivered in 2022. Image: Skipsteknisk

JFK orders first new Faroese trawler for ten years

New legislation opens the way to build new trawler, according to Faroese fishing company.

Klaksvík fishing company JFK has placed an order for a new trawler. According to the company’s managing director Hanus Hansen, the new Faroese legislative framework put in place by the recently elected government, which brings in a number of changes including ending quota auctions, is what has made it possible for the order to be confirmed.

The new vessel is a Skipsteknisk design and will be built at a Turkish shipyard with a delivery date in mid-2022.

It will replace the existing trawler Gadus KG-180, which was built in 1987 and was acquired by JFK in 2010.

The new Gadus will be an 86 metre, 18 metre beam factory vessel with a 1400 tonne fishroom capacity and with fishmeal and fish oil production on board.
The contract price is a reported DKK400 million.


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